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by CO_Tim
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Racers
Topic: Cool Crashes
Replies: 15
Views: 19025

NEESE_GSX-R600 wrote:that guy getting back on his bike at the end of the clip was crazy
Yup, that's my favorite. Anybody know the guys name, and what race it was?
by CO_Tim
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Racers
Topic: question about backing it in
Replies: 1
Views: 4868

question about backing it in

How does backing it in actually work? Is the rear tire locked up during corner entry, or just on the verge of lock up? How do the pros avoid high siding? When do you get on the gas and off the brake? Anybody got slow-motion video that explains it? What kind of speeds are they doing this at? Is this ...
by CO_Tim
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: KBC helmet visor problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

found the problem

I found a guy with the same helmet as me. After looking at the visor closely I realized that one of the tabs was broken. It's the second one from the bottom of the visor. The tab should come out then down, like an "L". Damn what a crappy design. Basically anytime the visor gets bumped open further t...
by CO_Tim
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: KBC helmet visor problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Can you go to the place you got your helmet at and ask someone there to take a visor off a helmet and check if it works on yours? Then maybe you will know if it's your visor that's the problem. Good idea, I'll try that. Like you, I won't buy another KBC until they design a better way to attach the ...
by CO_Tim
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: KBC helmet visor problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

KBC helmet visor problem

Got a KBC Force RR last August. Fits great, light weight; vent covers are poor quality, and the visor attachment is a PITA. Wish I'd bought a Force S, doesn't have the crappy vent covers. The part that the visor snaps onto (KBC calls them base plates) went bad after 2 months. KBC sent me a free set ...
by CO_Tim
Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: seat cover for hot sunny days?
Replies: 12
Views: 3326

seat cover for hot sunny days?

I commute on my bike and there is no shady place to park it at work. So the black plastic seat bakes in the sun and gets up to about 1000F. Does anyone sell small covers that just go over the seat -- one I could use just when it's parked -- to keep it cool? Anybody try making something like this? I'...
by CO_Tim
Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Kevlar jackets?
Replies: 12
Views: 3318

Cycleport - best for me

I've done a ton of research into high end stuff like perforated leather, Aerostich, Cycleport (was called Motoport), Rukka, etc. Leather, even the perforated kind, I've heard is pretty hot in stop-and-go traffic. Also too heavy for my taste. Rukka has Aramid jackets/pants, but each piece is about $1...
by CO_Tim
Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Olympia Model 340 Vented Kevlar Protector Gloves
Replies: 0
Views: 2394

Olympia Model 340 Vented Kevlar Protector Gloves

Got the Olympia Model 340 Vented Kevlar Protector gloves about a month ago. I commute every day, so I've got about 1000 miles on them. Nice gloves, and seem like they'd give great protection -- not as good as race gloves, but better than 95% of the street gloves at most shops. They aren't as cool as...
by CO_Tim
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Survival and riding a pedal bike vs riding a motorcycle
Replies: 9
Views: 2444

dirt don't hurt

Yeah, good point. After numerous mountain bike crashes I can safely say that it's much harder to get hurt when crashing on dirt. I would consider riding off-road w/o full gear if I wasn't pushing my limits. No cages to dodge, and you'll be expecting gravel/sand/roots in the corners.
by CO_Tim
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Helmet Fit Guidelines...
Replies: 47
Views: 251901

my helmet buying experience

Excellent post on page 1 LionLady! My experience buying a helmet: * most shops don't take returns. Since damage isn't always visible I don't blame them. But all will let you walk around the store with the helmet on for 30 min. while you shop for other stuff. Even 5 min. will give you a good idea if ...
by CO_Tim
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Survival and riding a pedal bike vs riding a motorcycle
Replies: 9
Views: 2444

Survival and riding a pedal bike vs riding a motorcycle

Who else on this list considers themselves a strong bicyclist? I've raced both road (8 yrs) and mountain bikes (4 yrs), and think it gives me a huge advantage surviving as a new motorcyclist. Countersteering, straightening the bike up before braking hard, grabbing the front brake hard, riding in str...
by CO_Tim
Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Cargo Nets
Replies: 14
Views: 7159

smaller holes, moveable hooks rule

I like the cargo nets that have smaller holes, so you can carry small stuff without it getting ejected. Aerostich.com sells a nice one, unstretched the holes are about 1.5"x1.5" (ask them if it really matters to you). Some shops probably carry the same thing. Also, look for cargo nets where the hook...
by CO_Tim
Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: riding at altitude - carburetor or fuel injector?
Replies: 7
Views: 12901

got an SV

I ended up getting a carbureted 2001 SV650, because it was the cheapest reliable bike that put a big grin on my face. The 2003 SV bikes with FI are more than I wanted to spend. And since I commute on it most of my miles are at 5000', no problems after 500 miles. I'll be curious to see how it perform...
by CO_Tim
Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: best armored gloves for summer street use?
Replies: 7
Views: 4979

found some gloves

Wow, 42 people viewed my post, no suggestions. Gotta be a record! I bought the Olympia Model 340 Vented Kevlar Protector Gloves at my local shop. Only has a vent on the back, but after talking with other riders it seems like that is sufficient unless you have hot hands or live somewhere like Houston...
by CO_Tim
Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: difficulty in corners greater than 90 degrees
Replies: 14
Views: 3999

wasn't looking for the exit

As GrandGT and plasmabot guessed, I wasn't looking at the exit of the corner. But I realized the problem only shows up on turns that are greater than 90 degrees, usually when the road surface is out of sight (like a 15 mph switchback when going uphill, or an off camber turn). I look at the farthest ...
by CO_Tim
Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: difficulty in corners greater than 90 degrees
Replies: 14
Views: 3999

difficulty in corners greater than 90 degrees

So I took the MSF course, had my bike for a week now, love it. I countersteer unless at low speeds. But if I need to lean over more in the middle of a tight corner (I'm aware this means I didn't ride a good line) it feels like pushing on the bar doesn't work. What's going on here? Do I need to push ...
by CO_Tim
Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: can't remember to cancel turn signals. tips?
Replies: 24
Views: 8689

can't remember to cancel turn signals. tips?

I've had my bike for a week now. When doing quick lane changes I have no problem remembering to cancel my turn signal. But when making a turn at an intersection, where the blinker is on for 10 seconds or more, it just slips my mind. Too many other things to worry about. Usually half a mile later I n...
by CO_Tim
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: best armored gloves for summer street use?
Replies: 7
Views: 4979

best armored gloves for summer street use?

I'm looking for an armored glove for summer street use. 80-95 F, low humidity. I make my living with my hands, so at a minimum I want armored knuckles, a palm with good abrasion resistance, and some wrist protection. Preferrably black with no graphics. I really like the feel of the Olympia 734, but ...
by CO_Tim
Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: In hindsight, how could you have avoided your first crash?
Replies: 29
Views: 9649

In hindsight, how could you have avoided your first crash?

Just about to buy my first bike (used, of course). Took the MSF course, feel confident enough to ride in non-urban areas. Buying good safety gear, and would really like to avoid using it. So I'd like to hear from all you experienced riders about your first (or other) crash. What could you have done ...
by CO_Tim
Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: riding at altitude - carburetor or fuel injector?
Replies: 7
Views: 12901

Wow, thanks for the thorough write-up dieziege! As an engineer I knew about air density, but definitely learned a lot. so what style of bike are you looking for? Is this going to be your first bike? Yep, first bike. I'm debating whether to buy a bike that I can keep for a while, vs a starter bike th...